Shorter Works

Shorter Works: 1895

This page lists all known shorter works (poems, short stories, and miscellaneous pieces) that L.M. Montgomery published in 1895. All items appeared under the signature “L.M. Montgomery,” unless stated otherwise.

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In 1895, L.M. Montgomery published two poems (“On the Gulf Shore” and “When the Apple-Blossoms Blow”) and her first short story (“A Baking of Gingersnaps”), all of them using the alternate signatures Maud Eglington [sic] and Maud Cavendish. All three items appeared in The Ladies’ Journal, a Toronto magazine. Unfortunately, a full run of this magazine has not yet been located, so the bibliographical details cannot yet be verified.

On the Gulf Shore (poem)

By Maud Eglington [sic]. [The Ladies’ Journal (Toronto), February 1895, 2.] Scrapbook 7 (“Written April 1893 / Published February 1895 / In ‘Ladies’ Journal’”).

First line: “Lap softly on the curving shore.”


The Poetry of Lucy Maud Montgomery, selected by John Ferns and Kevin McCabe (Markham, ON: Fitzhenry and Whiteside, 1987), 61–62.


In her scrapbook, Montgomery strikes out in ink the second “g” in “Eglington,” indicating that her intended pseudonym was “Maud Eglinton.”

When the Apple-Blossoms Blow (poem)

By Maud Cavendish. [The Ladies’ Journal (Toronto), June 1895]. Scrapbook 7 (“Written January 1895 / Published ? 1895 / In ‘Ladies’ Journal’”).

First line: “When the wheat on the hillsides is growing green.”


The American Messenger (New York), May 1910, 83 (as “When the Apple Blossoms Blow,” signed L.M. Montgomery).

A Baking of Gingersnaps (story)

By Maud Cavendish. [The Ladies’ Journal (Toronto), July 1895]. Scrapbook 7 (“Written February 1895 / Published July 1895 / In ‘Ladies’ Journal’”).


The American Farmer (Baltimore), September 1895, 7.

Western Christian Advocate (Cincinnati), 5 October 1910, 17–18 (signed L.M. Montgomery).


Around the Hearth: Tales of Home and Family, by L.M. Montgomery, edited by Joanne Lebold (Halifax: Nimbus Publishing, 2022), 9–21.

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